The Eurasian Journal of Economic and Business Studies editorial board is guided by international standards proposed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The journal's policy regarding the control of compliance with ethical principles is based on the mutual trust of the participants in the publication process and the hope for mandatory compliance with all the regulations of publication ethics described in the “Publication Ethics”, “Publication Ethics for the Author(s)” and “Publication Ethics for the Reviewers”.
Almost every step in the publishing process is associated with critical ethical principles of COPE. Clear statements on these issues can contribute to the responsible practice of publishing scientific materials.
By uploading an article through the article submission system, the author(s) confirm that they adhere to the following provisions of publication ethics. The following are ethical guidelines based on COPE materials on the parties' responsibility. All participants in the publication process should carefully read them and comply with them at all stages of publication.
Responsibility of the editors
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for all materials published in the journal. The Editor-in-Chief formulates the journal's policy and takes all possible reasonable steps to ensure the published materials' high quality and scientific level. The Editor-in-Chief observes the following principles:
- ensures that the interests of readers and authors are respected;
- takes all necessary measures to ensure the high quality of published materials;
- ensures a fair and impartial review process and its confidentiality;
- prevents the occurrence of a conflict of interest between the participants in the publication process;
- makes decisions on correction and refusal of publication, when necessary, and also pursues any violations of the ethics of publications;
- assesses the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, and political or other preferences of the authors.
The editorial board conducts a double-blind review and provides an expert assessment by a disinterested, independent, competent specialist in the field of research.
Responsibility of authors
The author(s) must ensure that their publications are honest, transparent, accurate, and complete. The author(s) is obliged to comply with ethical standards related to criticism or comments regarding research, as well as concerning interaction with the editorial board regarding peer review and publication.they should not allow the presentation of material misleading readers, selective or ambiguous presentation of facts. The author(s) adheres to the following principles:
- the author(s) must not rephrase, partially copy their /others' works or quote the text without reference, plagiarism in all its manifestations is unacceptable;
- the author(s) must guarantee that the article is original, that is, it has not been published earlier in another source in the current or similar form. All possible conflicts of interest related to copyright and the publication of the article have been resolved;
- the published research must be carried out qualitatively and thoroughly, and all the data presented in the articles must be reliable, objective and not falsified;
- the author(s) are collectively responsible for all data presented in the article (facts, results, conclusions, theories, hypotheses, etc.);
- the author(s) must objectively and honestly indicate the contribution of each of them to work, avoiding false reporting of authorship;
- the author(s) must provide information about the sources of funding for the work and disclose potential conflicts of interest;
- the author(s) must report the absence or existence of conflicts of interest with the publisher, sponsor, co-author, printing house, etc. if any;
- the author(s), if they find inaccuracies, errors or signs of violation of publication ethics, should inform the editorial board as soon as possible.
The published research should be conducted following ethical and legal standards. Mock-ups of the article should be submitted to the editorial office following the Author guidelines.
Responsibility of reviewers
The editorial board considers it the responsibility and obligation of the reviewer to inform the editorial board as quickly as possible about the mistakes and violations identified by him after the publication of the material. All reviewers must adhere to certain basic principles and standards during the peer review process in the study's publication. Reviewers observe the following principles:
- reviewers are obliged to submit a review within the period determined by the editorial board. If it is not possible to review an article and prepare a review within the prescribed time, the reviewers must immediately notify the editor-in-chief of the journal;
- reviewers should be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from hostile or excited comments;
- reviewers are obliged to respect the confidentiality of the expert assessment and not disclose any information about the manuscript or its review during or after the completion of the process to persons outside the circle authorized by the editor of the journal;
- reviewers must refuse to prepare a review in the following cases: disagreement with the rules of reviewing, insufficient competence, inability to fulfil the conditions of reviewing, in case of personal interest or any conflicts of interest with the authors of the article;
- reviewers should not use the information obtained during the review in their interests or in the interests of other persons/organizations, as well as to infringe or discredit other persons
Data fabrication and data falsification
Falsifying data and manipulating research data with the intention of creating a false impression is not allowed. As for image manipulation, technical improvement of images is allowed for ease of reading. Proper technical manipulation refers to the adjustment of contrast and brightness or colour balance if applied to the entire digital image (not parts of the image). Any manipulations on the author's part should be notified to the journal editors when sending. As a rule, if the author's figures are in doubt, requesting the source data from the authors is recommended.
Duplicate submission refers to the practice of submitting the same study to two journals or publishing more or less the same analysis in two journals. These materials can be presented almost simultaneously or years later.
The redundant publication refers to a situation where one study is divided into several parts and submitted to two or more journals. Self-plagiarism is considered a form of excessive publication. This applies to reworking or borrowing content from previous work without quoting. This practice is widespread and may be unintentional. Transparency by the author of the use of previously published work usually provides the necessary information to assess whether it is intentional or unintentional.
Duplication of text and drawings
Plagiarism occurs when someone presents someone else's work as if it were his own without proper confirmation. There are different degrees of plagiarism. The degree of severity depends on various factors: the volume of the copied material, the originality of the reproduced material, and the attribution of the material used. Each case is different, and solutions will vary depending on the case of duplicate detection.
Undeclared conflict of interest
A conflict of interest is a situation in which various personal considerations of authors or reviewers may jeopardise or prejudice professional judgment and objectivity. Authors and reviewers should declare all conflicts of interest related to the work in question in order to avoid potential bias.
December 15, 2022 (policy update)